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Identifier: museileverianiex121792shaw
Title: Musei Leveriani explicatio, anglica et latina
Year: 1792 (1790s)
Authors: Shaw, George, 1751-1813 Ryley, Charles Reuben, 1752?-1798, ill Reinagle, Philip, 1749-1833, ill Stone, Sarah, ca. 1760-1844, ill Skelton, William, 1763-1848, engraver Edwards, Sydenham, 1769?-1819, engraver
Subjects: Lever, Ashton, Sir, 1729-1788 Leverian Museum (London, England) Zoology Natural history museums Mammals Birds
Publisher: [London] : Impensis Jacobi Parkinson
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries


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and eyes very large. Tongue bifid. Latham, SPECIFIC CHARACTER, &c, Dufky-cinereous Owl, freckled with black; clouded beneath; with thefeathers round the eyes marked with numerous concentric circles. The Cinereous Owl- Lath. Syiiops. i. p. 134.The Sooty Owl- rena, ArHic. Zoology. 1. p. 232. I ^HERE prevails in moft of the birds of this genus a peculiar foftnefs-*- and fobriety of color; but of all the fpecies yet known the prefent isof the deepeft cafl:; the general color of the whole bird being of a brown-ifh afh-color, very thickly fprinkled with fpecks of blackifh brown ; fo thatthe bird, when viewed at fome diftance, appears of a fmoky tinge; but whenclofely examined, the variegations are by no means deftitute of beauty; eachindividual feather being elegantly marked and fprinkled with blackifh and afh-color. The wings are barred or crofTed with afh-color and brown, and thethighs elegantly barred with the fame colors. It is a native of the colder parts of North America. VIVERRA

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^dy/y ^/,. t ^Ar//off uctt f/t, ( ^5 )VIVERRA NASUA. CHARACTER GENERICUS. Dentes Primores fex: intermediis brevioribus.MoLARES plurcs quam tres.Lingua retrorfum faspius aculeata.Ungues exferti. Lin, Syjh Nat. p. 63. CHARACTER SPECIFICUS, &c. Viverra rufa, cauda albo annulata. Lin. Syjl. Nat. p. 64. Viverra rufa, cauda albo annulata, nafo produdlo mobili. Lin. Syjl. Nat. Gmel. p. 86.Coati mondi. An. Paris, t. 3. P. 3. p. 17. /. 37. Urfus nafo producflo et mobili, cauda annulatim variegata. Bri/s. Qua Jr. p. 190. TVTON omnino inter phyficos confenfum eft quo in genere reponi debeatâ– * ^ viverra najua. Urfis earn annumeravit Briflbnus: fed ut in viverris ha-beatur, Linnaeo placuit caeterifque recentioribus. Et fatendum certe eft cha-raderes ejus viverrae magis quam urfo convenire. Magnitudinc faltem eftVol. II. E felina; ( 26 ) felina; colore communi cinereo-fufco, feu cinereo-fubrubro. Caudam Ion-gam cingunt annuli nigri: infigne eft roftrum; longum fcilicet, flexile, etapicem habe


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bookid:museileverianiex121792shaw bookyear:1792 bookdecade:1790 bookcentury:1700 bookauthor:Shaw__George__1751_1813 bookauthor:Ryley__Charles_Reuben__1752__1798__ill bookauthor:Reinagle__Philip__1749_1833__ill bookauthor:Stone__Sarah__ca__1760_1844__ill bookauthor:Skelton__William__1763_1848__engraver bookauthor:Edwards__Sydenham__1769__1819__engraver booksubject:Lever__Ashton__Sir__1729_1788 booksubject:Leverian_Museum__London__England_ booksubject:Zoology booksubject:Natural_history_museums booksubject:Mammals booksubject:Birds bookpublisher:_London____Impensis_Jacobi_Parkinson bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries booksponsor:Smithsonian_Libraries bookleafnumber:430 bookcollection:biodiversity bookcollection:americana BHL Collection BHL Consortium

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